Najibullah, Mohammad (Najibullah Mohammad)( President of Afghanistan.)
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Biography Najibullah, Mohammad (Najibullah Mohammad)
Born in 1947 in Gardez, a Pashtun family. The son of an Afghan army general. He received medical training at Kabul University (Doctor of Medicine degree in 1975). In 1965 he joined the Communist Party and twice been imprisoned. After the seizure of power by the Communists in 1978 was appointed ambassador to Iran, but soon was forced to hide in one of the countries of Eastern Europe, where it stayed until the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. Returning to Afghanistan, received the post of head of counterintelligence service. In 1986, became president of Afghanistan. After the withdrawal of Soviet troops (1989) remained in power for three more years, but in 1992 the Najibullah regime fell, the family fled to India, and he was several years hiding in the Indian embassy in Kabul and then to the UN mission in Kabul. After the capture of Kabul by the Taliban, was executed Sept. 27, 1996.